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Govt to provide summer internships to students under Swachh Bharat Mission

The central government has decided to offer summer internships to students under the Swachh Bharat Mission programme.

Union ministry of drinking water and sanitation, the convening and coordinating ministry of Swachh Bharat Mission, in association with ministry of human resource development, has decided to offer ‘Swachh Bharat Summer Internship (SBSI) 2018’ aimed at engaging the college youth with  Swachhata work in villages in the coming summer vacation.

“This is in line with the Prime Minister’s clarion call on October 2, 2014 for each individual to devote 100 hours to Swachhata through the year,” a statement released by the ministry said.

The SBSI aims to engage lakhs of educated youth across the country, develop their skills and orientation for the sanitation sector, amplify mass awareness and cement the people’s movement (Jan andolan) aspect of Swachh Bharat Mission. “Under the terms of the internship, candidates would be required to undertake 100 hours of activities including shramdaan, creation of sanitation infrastructure, system building, behaviour change campaigns and other IEC initiatives in and around nearby villages,” the statement added.

The guidelines for the internship are being formulated in consultation with the Department of Higher Education. The best internships will be recognised at college, university, state and national levels. Every intern who completes the SBSI will also be provided a certificate of internship by the Swachh Bharat Mission.

The University Grants Commission will provide 2 credit points as an ‘elective’ under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) to students in Higher Educational Institutions who would be undertaking and completing the SBSI.

“Details of the Internship would be soon available in public domain,” the statement further said.

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